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Co Curricular Service-Learning

Course-based service-learning projects occur during ten-week quarters, but co-curricular projects are ongoing.  Both kinds of service-learning take place within the context of reciprocal partnerships with the community: not-for-profit agencies, public schools, and government entities, citizens’ coalitions, and/or grassroots efforts.  Campus-community partnerships, especially those with Kalamazoo Public Schools, often incorporate both service-learning courses and co-curricular projects that students lead to sustain our partnerships across the full academic year, rather than just during the 10-week quarter. 

Both service-learning courses and co-curricular programs integrate structured reflection -- led by a professor, community partner, or Civic Engagement Scholar – as a defining feature.